So I was reading an article online the other day in which Jamie Foxx said he’s really pushing to get a Mike Tyson biopic done, in the vein of michael mann’s Ali. He’s looking at reuniting with the director of Ray, and wants to play Mike Tyson himself.
Initially I sort of scoffed at the idea of Foxx playing iron mike, but then I thought about it for a second, foxx, despite being a douchebag, is a very talented actor, and if he could get up to a lean 220lbs, I could see him pulling it off.
Mike Tyson’s life is definitely movie material, but I’m curious as to how they’d tackle certain issues in Mike Tyson’s life - namely the rape charge and subsequent imprisonment. There are many who believe Tyson was wrongly convicted, and there is certainly some evidence to suggest so, but to represent this in the film would cause a lot of controversy.
At any rate, I’d definitely like to see this, especially if it turns out anything near the quality of Ali.